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I only wish to know what I could do to love Mary more. If I knew it, I would do it at any cost.
- St Joseph Cafasso

I only wish to know what I could do to love Mary more. If I knew it, I would do it at any cost.

- St Joseph Cafasso

Rescued

By Mary the whole human race was rescued from death.

- St Bernard of Clairvaux

Command

The prayers of Mary have the force of command with Jesus Christ.

- St Antoninus

Protection and care

In the difficult moments of life, Christians can turn to the Mother of God and find protection and care.

- Pope Francis

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Devotion

Among the simple faithful are found many times good souls who have such an exalted idea of Mary that they experience towards her the greatest possible transport of devotion and fervor imaginable. For them, Mary is an object to which nothing can stand comparison, to which everything in creation is inferior. They know well that God is above everything, but as if not daring to treat with Him about domestic matters they turn their eyes to Mary and they attribute to her all that is great, beautiful, amiable and holy that they are able to express or imagine; from this comes the transport of lively warm hearted affections towards her, the promptness and confidence with which they have recourse to her in every trouble and difficulty; from this source comes the eagerness and joy to celebrate all her feasts, to take part in all the practices that redound to her honour and glory.

- St Joseph Cafasso

Greatness

It is not given to us to grasp here below who Mary is or to comprehend the loftiness of her vocation, the sublimity of her state, the eminent degree of her virtue, the greatness of her glory, the power of her arm. It would be necessary to know Who God is, in order to know what God has operated in Mary.

- St Joseph Cafasso

Graces

The divine Spirit, the love itself of the Father and the Son, came into Mary, enriched her with graces above all creatures, reposed in her and made her his Spouse, the Queen of heaven and earth.

- St Anselm

Amiable

The Blessed Virgin is amiable, to be loved by all the earth, because she was found fit to receive the Saviour of all.

- St Anthony of Padua

Life and glory

My Lady, all generations shall call thee blessed, for thou has begotten life and glory for all generations of men.

- St Bernard of Clairvaux

So much love

Never were there seen so many merits and so much love carried to Heaven by any pure creature as the most holy Virgin brought there at her glorious Assumption.

- St Francis de Sales

Triumph

I shall certainly triumph over my enemies if I place my trust in thee, O Mary, and if thou art my shield and protection against them.

- St Alphonsus Liguori

Loving and devout appeal

To Mary, then, who is the Mother of Mercy and omnipotent by grace, let loving and devout appeal go up from every corner of the earth – from noble temples and tiniest chapels, from royal palaces and mansions of the rich as from the poorest hut – from blood-drenched plains and seas. Let it bear to Her the anguished cry of mothers and wives, the wailing of innocent little ones, the sighs of every generous heart: that Her most tender and benign solicitude may be moved and the peace we ask for be obtained for our agitated world.

- Pope Benedict XV

Perfection of grace

God created Mary such, both as to the eminence of her nature and the perfection of grace with which He endowed her, as became Him who was to be born of her.

- St Bernardine of Sienna

Mary’s heart

Live in Mary’s heart, love what she loves, and desire what she desires. Then you are sure to have peace, joy, and sanctity.

- St John Eudes

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